The rejection of the assertion that human behavior is influenced by intrinsic, immutable patterns—‘nature’—coupled with the belief that environmental cues—‘nurture’— ultimately control behavior
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In the face of this "biodenial," as the scholars Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge dub the phenomenon, conservatives are supposed to be the voice of common sense defending the basic realities of human nature.
In Professing Feminism, for instance, Patai and Koertge accuse women's studies both of essentialism and of something they call "biodenial," a cute name for social constructionism.
Unisex feminism certainly has its inanities and its zealotry, aptly dubbed "biodenial" by Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge in their 1994 book Professing Feminism.